As the final round begins, John Daniel Bryant and IM Jack Peters face off on Board 1 with 3.5/4. On Board 2, IM Tim Taylor, also with 3.5, seeks to hold off IM Enrico Sevillano with 3. Julian Landaw and Alex Kretchetov round out the list of contenders with 3-1. Top-ranked IM Andranik Matikozyan withdrew after losses to Bryant and Gregg Small. Standings are posted here, and will be updated as sections finish.
IM Enrico Sevillano (2542) – Julian Landaw (2322) [C54]
Lina Grumette Memorial Day Classic (2), 22.05.2010
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.cxd4 Bb4+ 7.Nc3 Nxe4 8.0–0 Bxc3 9.d5 Bf6 10.Re1 Ne7 11.Rxe4 d6 12.Bg5 Bxg5 13.Nxg5 0–0 14.Nxh7 Kxh7 15.Qh5+ Kg8 16.Rh4 f5 17.Be2 Bd7 18.Qh7+ Kf7 19.Rh6 Rg8 20.Bh5+ Kf8 21.Rf6+ 1–0